It is the gun, its the person behind the gun and its about helping people before they ever reach that point, said a mother whose son succumbed at Sandy Hook elementary
Donald Trump has said he will consider a proposal to arm school teachers in an attempt to prevent mass shootings, a move certain to prove fiercely divisive.
The US president, holding a listening session at the White House with survivors of last week’s Florida school shooting and others affected by gun violence, claimed that allowing airline pilots to carry and disguise guns had demonstrated the measure could be a success.
” It merely works when you have people very adept at use firearms, of which you have many ,” Trump said during an emotionally searing session on Wednesday that, inordinately, was broadcast live on national television.” It would be both teachers and coaches .”
Referring to Aaron Feis, a football coach who utilized his body as a shield to protect a student during the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, the president continued:” If the coach-and-four had a pistol in his locker when he ran at this guy- that coach was very brave, saved a lot of lives, I suspect.
We deserve to have lawmakers who understand that prioritizing public safety is not a political issue it is a matter of common sense, says Shannon Watts, the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
‘ I’ve lost patience for lawmakers and talking heads who tweet about thoughts and prayers but continue to put the interests of the NRA before the safety of American families .’ Photograph: Rhona Wise/ AFP/ Getty
According to the New Yorker, Trump fulfilled Karen McDougal at a Los Angeles Playboy party during a taping of his reality reveal, the Apprentice, in June 2006. McDougal wrote that the affair lasted until April 2007. Photograph: Win McNamee/ Getty Images
Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, announces the indictment against 13 Russians and three Russian entities. Photograph: Shawn Thew/ EPA
Is Trump preparing to fire Mueller?
” No, I’m not ,” the president said in mid-December. But in fact Trump had ordered special attorney Robert Mueller’s firing in June 2017, merely one month after Mueller was appointed, the New York Times reported. Trump backed down when the White House Counsel, Donald McGahn, refused to convey the order to deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein.
Trump-aligned voices on Capitol hill and in the media, meanwhile, prominently including Fox News, continue to call for Mueller’s head, and assaults on Mueller from inside the White House have proliferated.